Saratoga's Air Wing
(Flight Deck Aircraft)
(underwater images courtesy of
(l) Avenger TBM aircraft that fell from flight
deck during blast (port side); (r) TBM cockpit.
(l) TBM canopy; (r) SBF Helldiver dive bomber (starboard side) .
(l) SBF prop; (r) Wing mounted machinegun on SBF.
(l) Bombs loaded in Helldiver bomb bay; (r) TBM Avenger lies next to dive
(l) TBM tail.; (r) Terry R. explores the torpedo bomber.
(l) TBM radial engine and prop.; (r) Tail fins of an anti-ship torpedo in the
Avenger's bomb bay.